A 9142

Corona | 50-64 | Male
About:  Live in Queens. Love the theater, but not all shows all the time.
Reviews (22)
60
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Slight, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You're a fan of anyone involved with the show

Don't see it if You really want to see something that merits being on this stage or taking an evening of your time

Also About a decade ago, this was a cabaret act by the author at Joe's Pub.... Read more Read less

76
Black Exhibition
Brooklyn
Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You want more insight into the black queer mind of SLAVE PLAY author Jeremy O. Harris, and want to know how he spent his Fire Island summer

Don't see it if If queer thoughts and feelings do not resonate with you. Or if you want a standard play with a plot and characters.

Also It's very emotionally open and heartfelt, but also kind of unfinished.... Read more Read less

65
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Banal, Ambitious

See it if if you want questions of how gay men should care for each other explored in a big, soapy drama of love and loss in the big city

Don't see it if you resent being jerked around emotionally & exhorted rather than moved to feel things, or if you know this play's source materials

Also You can respect the ambition of the author, you can appreciate the qua... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Relevant, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if If you go to the theater for an important message, a great cast, and an attractive set

Don't see it if You want an engaging script

Also Been going to Soho Rep for 25 years. This is the least good script the... Read more Read less

79
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to learn about the first woman to play pro baseball in the Negro Leagues. Great acting, esp by lead April Mathis, great direction.

Don't see it if If you want a linear story or a whole lot of character depth. Play is mostly a tapestry of anecdotes.

85
During previews
Mojada
East Village
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a modern-day MEDEA set in a Mexican immigrant neighborhood of Queens.

Don't see it if You don't like to see some of the very bad things that happen in Greek-style tragedies

85
Plano
East Village
Ambitious, Hilarious, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a singular (good!) production that does justice to a singular (good!) script

Don't see it if You like your theater slow & easy

69
Daddy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see some great acting, some beautiful bodies and a great set, and hear some good dialog.

Don't see it if You want a fully worked out drama. This is a green play, author's first. He wrote better later. SLAVE PLAY is more fully formed.

90
Slave Play
East Village
Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you understand that the by-now notorious premise is just that, a premise, and you're ready to witness the exploration of race & sex.

Don't see it if any of the above offends you

85
The Poor of New York
East Village
Riveting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a swiftly moving story with great dialog and great situations, all set in c 1850 New York.

Don't see it if You don't like mid 19c melodrama. That's what it is! Boucicault was a master of it.

80
Original Sound
West Village
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a swiftly paced, entertaining show about how pop music gets made -- the clash of styles, ambitions and personalities.

Don't see it if you want to see people go deep, emotionally, often. Many scenes are short & cut off just when they start to get interesting.

Also Great stage, light and music design

70
During previews
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You're a Horvath fan...he should get more NY shows!

Don't see it if You want to see a staging that really supports the play

Also I really like the script. It's tight, dark and explores deep questions... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to enter a world of women, pretty much only women, and traverse their psychic landscape

Don't see it if you need a strong, clear storyline, or if you don't like or physically can't be moving about the theater for the four scenes of Act II

Also I'm so glad TFANA did this play! Been a fan for many years. Saw an ear... Read more Read less

95
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You like true-crime, national-history, or interrogation stories. You know what's going to happen, the question is how

Don't see it if You don't want an abstract, non-realistic staging of a hyper-realistic FBI interrogation transcript

Also This is my first encounter with the theater co Half Straddle. The extr... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to hang out with some twentysomething Catholic conservatives in the desert and hear them hash out their positions & identities

Don't see it if You want a lot of plot, or a liberal audience stand-in, or if you dislike loud noises

69
No One is Forgotten
West Village
Great acting

See it if you like plays about people imprisoned forever, somewhere (with very committed performances)

Don't see it if the semi-abstract anyperson style of the scenario leaves you anwhere and nowhere

75
Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want to see set, production (and corpse!) design like you've never seen on broadway, or will again. Plus great comic acting.

Don't see it if It will bother you that author has not quite fit his ideology into his playmaking.

Also I enjoyed it, but am torn. It's not as fully realized as HIR, author's... Read more Read less

69
Cabin
Brooklyn
Slow, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if Great movement & dance scenes, clever set, attractive performers

Don't see it if you want to retain a good opinion of the Bushwick Starr, which is a great theater for new work & very easy to get to on the train

Also It's about a throuple in the woods, menaced by a stranger. Big chunk o... Read more Read less

90
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want vivid, funny, emotionally truthful songs, great acting/singing, first class production all 'round

Don't see it if you don't want to hear every detail about the life of a large queer black man. Also, don't see it if you want a conventional book musical.

90
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Resonant, Hilarious, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You think a bit of Greek tragedy, eco-futurism and suburban lesbian action sounds like a great theater evening!

Don't see it if any or all of the above confuse, annoy or offend you. I thought the show was smart, hilarious and moving.

65
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Sincere, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you want to give respect to someone writing about why men go to war and what happens to them when they come home.

Don't see it if you want a vivid, lively or really engaging show

85
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Dizzying, Funny, Clever

See it if See it if you want to see someone make art of a big issue in their life. The show is in several different parts that cohere at the end.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward, linear show in a consistent style.

Also I was surprised and moved. Two performances left. Very much worth seei... Read more Read less